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European Court of Justice's 'direct jurisdiction' will end, pledges Government

The Government is vowing to end the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice in the UK as it sets out its keenly awaited plans for Britain to take back control of its laws after Brexit.

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Communities hit by floods as storms batter Ireland's north

The north of Ireland has been battered by heavy rain as violent storms triggered numerous flooding incidents.

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Two Ulster and Ireland players to appear in court charged with rape

Two Ulster and Ireland rugby stars are due in court later to face rape charges.

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UK urges 'coherent common rules' for family and business civil cases post-Brexit

Cross-border divorce and child custody battles and business disputes could become messier and lengthier unless Britain can secure agreement to maintain judicial co-operation arrangements with the EU after Brexit.

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Gert's just a flirt as remains of hurricane fail to deliver tropical warmth

It was billed as a saviour of what is left of summer for some parts of Britain but Hurricane Gert's remains did not quite make the centigrade.

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Man arrested after father shot dead in front of son outside supermarket

A man has been arrested over the murder of a father in front of his three-year-old son.

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Endangered red kite shot dead 'deliberately' in Co Down

An endangered red kite has been shot dead in Co Down.

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Disabled people 'bearing the brunt' of Government spending cuts

Disabled people are being "increasingly marginalised and shut out of society" as they bear the brunt of Government spending cuts, the UK's equality and human rights bodies have warned.

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Irish and British governments to encourage renewed powersharing talks

The Irish and British governments are due to meet Stormont's political parties next week in another attempt to restore the Northern Ireland Executive.

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24% of parents have moved home to be in school catchment area, says survey

Nearly a quarter of parents have moved house to be within their desired school catchment area, a survey has found.

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Loyalist paramilitary gang responsible for bomb attack on house, PSNI say

Police have blamed a loyalist paramilitary gang for a pipe bomb attack in Londonderry.

Northern Ireland

Business leaders welcome UK proposals for EU trade continuing post-Brexit

Britain has set out proposals to ensure that goods and services currently approved for sale across the UK and EU can continue to be traded after Brexit.

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'Lessons not learned' on needs of vulnerable inmates at Maghaberry prison

Important lessons have not been learned on preventing deaths and serious self-harming at Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland, an inspection said.

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Play exploring sectarianism in Northern Ireland wins James Tait Black Prize

A play exploring the extremes of sectarianism has won one of the UK's most distinguished literary awards.

Northern Ireland

High-security prison officer 'a key player in organised crime gang'

A prison officer charged with dealing drugs inside a high-security jail is a "key player" in an organised crime gang, a court has been told.

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DUP says health, education, economy suffering due to Sinn Fein intransigence

Sinn Fein intransigence is preventing Northern Ireland politicians from dealing with growing problems in health, education and the economy, the Democratic Unionists have claimed.

Northern Ireland

Forty residents of care home shut down by inspectors still in need of relocating

Health chiefs are trying to find new beds for about 40 residents of a care home which has been shut down by inspectors.

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Young driver killed, two passengers hurt in crash

A 22-year-old man has died in a car crash in Co Fermanagh.

Northern Ireland

Brexit talks will not move on to trade by October, Slovenian PM warns

Brexit negotiations will not proceed to haggling over a future UK-EU trading relationship by October as previously planned, the Slovenian prime minister has warned.

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Average house price for home movers soars by nearly £85,000, analysis reveals

The average house price paid by home movers has surged by nearly £85,000 over the past five years, according to analysis from Lloyds Bank.

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